Rabz’ Radio Show June 2022: Seventies Rock and Roll 1969-1978


Not a lot to say about this one, it’s quite self explanatory.

Flares, long hair, massive quantities of illicit substances and many, many guitars, leavened with as much self-indulgence as required.

Without even initially realising it, some of my favourite ever songs fit neatly into this genre, by artists such as Bowie, the Stones, Lou, Iggy and the Stooges, the Who, Alice Cooper and Heart, to name a few off the top of my head.  

To start off, here’s a shout out to the Hollyweirdo otherwise known as the Amber one, she of the mighty recent defamation imbroglio. Iggy and the Stooges said it best, back in 1973 from their epic LP “Raw Power”.

Bizarrely, the opening track “Search and destroy” another stone cold rock classic, popped up in 1996 as the soundtrack to the official Nike ad for the Atlanta Olympics. If I can find the video it will be posted in the comments.

The second intro song is this absolute banger, courtesy of that legendary student of the history of American Socialism, Alice Cooper (see Wayne’s World for the reference).

Enjoy Cats, break out those Gibbos and Strats!


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Nelson_Kidd-Players
June 4, 2022 8:49 pm

Fashionably late…

Nelson_Kidd-Players
June 4, 2022 8:49 pm

Keep a singin’ singin’ singin’ to the Hit and Run

calli
calli
June 4, 2022 8:52 pm

A little ditty from the early 70’s.

If you don’t want to get up and dance…you don’t have a heartbeat. 🙂

lotocoti
lotocoti
June 4, 2022 8:59 pm
Nelson_Kidd-Players
June 4, 2022 9:02 pm

Charted in 1980, but first performed in 1979. Enjoy before Rabz kicks me off the blog.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFacWGBJ_cs

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
June 4, 2022 9:02 pm

I can’t go past these two apart from everything else from jazz to classical to metal This one got me started I was already a fan at 13yo Compare Keith’s expression to John’s.

Rabz
June 4, 2022 9:03 pm
Rabz
June 4, 2022 9:04 pm

NKP – that is not going to happen, no matter how appalling your muzakal taste might be alleged to be …

Or something. 🙂

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
June 4, 2022 9:05 pm

Nelson_Kidd-Playerssays:
June 4, 2022 at 9:02 pm
Charted in 1980, but first performed in 1979. Enjoy before Rabz kicks me off the blog.

Heard that for the first time as we drove into Perth, between Midland and Guildford.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
June 4, 2022 9:06 pm

Okay, one more. The tune is probably way older than the ’70s, but this performance is slap-bang in the middle of them by a band with a few ‘Young’ members.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyJFcsn8B08

Rabz
June 4, 2022 9:08 pm

Found

In its purest form, Cats. 🙂

Nelson_Kidd-Players
June 4, 2022 9:08 pm

Joe Dolce is sympathetic to our political tastes, I believe. Has he visited The Çat?

calli
calli
June 4, 2022 9:10 pm

Nelson, you may have bad taste, but mine is worserer.

If you can’t dance to it, it isn’t rock and roll. I give you this. With extra flares.

Rabz
June 4, 2022 9:17 pm

Barracuda – the tobacco sunburst Strat, wielded by an unrepentant seventies dinosaur, is a nice touch.

Canuckistanians know how to wheel out the aesthetically pleasing brunettes.

And guess what, frogues? They are of the Anglos (again). 🙂 You losers.

lotocoti
lotocoti
June 4, 2022 9:23 pm

Not flares, but dad wear.

Rabz
June 4, 2022 9:24 pm

Joe Dolce is sympathetic to our political tastes. Has he visited The Çat?

Not since I gave him a bollocking for that monstrous piece of racist idiocy, back on the ol’ Cat about seven years ago.

Got all huffy, he did.

There are few things on this planet that infuriate me more than imbeciles attempting to portray Italionos as stupid wogs.

Not having it.

Or you can always take it up with Tints and JC, should you be so inclined.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
June 4, 2022 9:27 pm

IF you’ve seen me dancing, you were dreaming, Callie. Three left feet. I never got into ELO, but cannot recall switching them off. Pleasant enough to listen to but never passed the Motown test*. Instead I’ll spin this hit, which wasn’t even their biggest one referencing telephonetic devices, but was in the seventies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWhkbDMISl8

* The Motown test: Will you forgo spending your lunch money on food to buy this single? If you at least think about it, then the song passes the test.

Rabz
June 4, 2022 9:34 pm

The Motown test

Lunch money foregone, every time, NKP.

132andBush
132andBush
June 4, 2022 9:36 pm
Rabz
June 4, 2022 9:39 pm

This is a thread about the seventies, peoples (again).

Gloating about one’s appalling taste is not relevant.

We would not be here otherwise. 🙂

Nelson_Kidd-Players
June 4, 2022 9:40 pm

No worries, Rabz, stereotypes can be a bit of fun. My mother-in-law is not Italian, but comes from a location further east. She probably is closer to Weird Al’s representation (err… ’80s) than Joe’s. Ah, doesn’ matter…

My classmate got to strap his L plates on his brother’s Ferrari back in the day as a change from piloting his Dad’s orange Valiant wagon. This skip didn’t get such opportunities, but I have ridden in a Dacia. 🙂

MatrixTransform
June 4, 2022 9:41 pm
132andBush
132andBush
June 4, 2022 9:46 pm
Nelson_Kidd-Players
June 4, 2022 9:49 pm

Champagne soon after, though.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
June 4, 2022 9:52 pm

Back to locals. Was this ever not misinterpreted?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVnLJQIJw2Y

Once again, perhaps more of an ’80s vibe, belying its release date which just made the cut.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 4, 2022 9:55 pm

I’m late to the party and alas can’t stay. So I’ll put up only one. Someone has put onto YouTube the track off the original double album. Turned up loud it was awesome when I had it on vinyl too.

Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding (1973)

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 4, 2022 10:06 pm

Can’t post links, for some reason, but, for anyone who ever woke up with the hangover from Hell, and wondering who the Hell was in his bed..or whose bed he was in… Kris Kristoffersen “Sunday Morning Coming Down.”

132andBush
132andBush
June 4, 2022 10:09 pm
Rabz
June 4, 2022 10:11 pm

132andBush

The Hunter and the Ronson playing a classic from the Seventies.

Magnificent work, Squire. 🙂

MatrixTransform
June 4, 2022 10:11 pm
Rabz
June 4, 2022 10:13 pm

9:46 pm

Sacré bleu! 🙂

That is seventies rock.

132andBush
132andBush
June 4, 2022 10:18 pm
MatrixTransform
June 4, 2022 10:20 pm
eb
eb
June 4, 2022 10:22 pm

No Roxy Music mentioned yet. Or Thin Lizzy.
Nor those great dinosaur bands, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, etc.
Any the stuff that’s been posted already has been fantastic, but I’ve gotta pull up stumps.

132andBush
132andBush
June 4, 2022 10:23 pm

Rabz,
I thought the stew needed a couple more dashes of Ronson. 🙂

Rabz
June 4, 2022 10:23 pm

Lou, experimenting with “that li’l D thang”:

Janey said when she was just 5 years old …

There was nothing going down at all …

She started shaking to that fine, fine music …”

Which just might have been that good ol’ Rock ‘n’ Roll …

Rabz
June 4, 2022 10:24 pm

Bush – the Ronson is one of my favourite rock ‘n’ roll heroes. Of all time, ever.

132andBush
132andBush
June 4, 2022 10:27 pm

For eb

A good old Irish folk song.

132andBush
132andBush
June 4, 2022 10:28 pm

Me too, Rabz.
Loved the Bowie stuff.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 4, 2022 10:32 pm

Musically, the ’70’s were shit.
Exhibit A.

Rabz
June 4, 2022 10:32 pm
Rabz
June 4, 2022 10:35 pm

Pancho – I don’t wanna know your name, I tells ya …

Rabz
June 4, 2022 10:38 pm
132andBush
132andBush
June 4, 2022 10:39 pm

Fox on the run!
I remember listening to that on my little transistor radio. Listening to 3BO Bendigo, back when they shut down at 9pm each night.

Rabz
June 4, 2022 10:40 pm

eb – some Roxy Music

Nelson_Kidd-Players
June 4, 2022 10:44 pm

I remember listening to that on my little transistor radio. Listening to 3BO Bendigo, back when they shut down at 9pm each night.

Ah yes, the delight of surreptitiously listening under the covers past midnight for those lucky enough to receive 24-hour transmission.

Only to be awoken at 2:45 to groggily turn off the still-running radio. I think mine was a hand-me-down Healing with a metal slider over the dial section.

Rabz
June 4, 2022 10:49 pm
Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 4, 2022 10:49 pm

Ah, the joys of twiddling the dials under the covers!

MatrixTransform
June 4, 2022 10:54 pm
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 4, 2022 10:55 pm

I remember listening to that on my little transistor radio. Listening to 3BO Bendigo, back when they shut down at 9pm each night.

Boarding school, in the early 70’s. Loud outbursts of laughter, from those listening to “The Goon Show” under the blanket’s after “Light’s Out.”

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 4, 2022 10:56 pm

You had blankets at your boarding school?
Lucky, lucky bastards.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
June 4, 2022 11:03 pm

Well, they were boarding schools rather than blanketing schools.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
June 4, 2022 11:06 pm

I just re-read the title of this thread to realise the seventies were over by 1979! {Redface} Fair enough, as many of my suggestions did have more of an eighties feel about them. Naughty corner for me. With my transistor radio stuffed up my jumper, though.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
June 4, 2022 11:08 pm

Ah! My radio! Bit big to stuff up my jumper, serviceable under my pillow.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 4, 2022 11:10 pm

Nice crystal set NKP.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
June 4, 2022 11:12 pm

My Astor was better suited for smaller spaces and doubled as a car radio for a time.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 4, 2022 11:14 pm

And this might lead us back to hammer drills.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
June 4, 2022 11:17 pm

Whatever your radio, turn it up!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1POR4H0gJss

Crossie
Crossie
June 4, 2022 11:19 pm

I went to watch some quiz show and you all started the party without me. Tsk, tsk.

OK then, let’s go.

Rabz
June 4, 2022 11:20 pm
Crossie
Crossie
June 4, 2022 11:21 pm
Crossie
Crossie
June 4, 2022 11:23 pm

I love songs about cars.

Crossie
Crossie
June 4, 2022 11:25 pm

No party would be complete without Some Girls.

Rabz
June 4, 2022 11:26 pm

NKP – the greatest Ozzie Rock ‘n’ Roll tune, evah.

Poor ol’ Wheaters. Hounded to his untimely demise by those evil envious mediocrities infesting the ATO.

What you can do with that song live is as profound as your imagination … 🙂

Nelson_Kidd-Players
June 4, 2022 11:26 pm

And this might lead us back tomer drills.

Or pudding, but only if you’ve eaten your meat.

I like Run Like Hell, of which the instrumental part was used for ‘filler’ promotion spots between shows, possibly Saturday-morning cartoons. I remember the visuals featuring NZ jet boats spinning out too but am not sure those visuals match that music or another tune, perhaps Fanfare for the Common Man. They ran a few different ones at different times.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
June 4, 2022 11:27 pm

Tear down the wall!

Tear down the wall!

Rabz
June 4, 2022 11:29 pm
Crossie
Crossie
June 4, 2022 11:29 pm

This one probably doesn’t qualify but I think it belongs here anyway.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
June 4, 2022 11:32 pm

A seventies song with a definite Hook, even if there was an earlier sixties version:

https://youtu.be/K1e_12DOKZI

Crossie
Crossie
June 4, 2022 11:34 pm

I remember this one more for a certain leggy blond than the song.

Let’s Stick Together.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
June 4, 2022 11:35 pm

Dr. Hook was as big as Coca-Cola yo-yos for a while, at least in my eyes.

Crossie
Crossie
June 4, 2022 11:39 pm

I read somewhere that Ms Fox gave up her single bed and married an Oxford don some time after this song.

Rabz
June 4, 2022 11:43 pm

NKP – FFS

Ronny Raygun: “Hey, the Gorbachove – tear down this wall, I asks (tells?) ya”

The Gorbachove: “Ishney kavolryhtiodf grbleedbsifove, I zxodezeah ye”

The rest of their incomprehensible drivellings apparently, somehow constitutes the “End of History”.

Yet here we are – with big fat (allegedly) dead commies slavering over this landmass, most of which has already been gifted to their sleeper agents.

Our beloved politicians, peoples – a solution to their unrepentant unrelenting treasonous idiocy needs to be “magicked up” and very soon.

Otherwise, they’ll be gifted with HOP Time. The latter will be, of course, what they deserve.

Think il Duce and the Service Station, 1945. A “Regrettable” incident, yet it just had to happen.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
June 4, 2022 11:46 pm

Another sixties classic reinterpreted in the seventies:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smANBMgPcuE

Crossie
Crossie
June 4, 2022 11:48 pm

I have no idea what this song is about but musically it’s great.

Rabz
June 4, 2022 11:48 pm

err, sorry Cats – thought I was on the open thread …

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
June 4, 2022 11:55 pm

Crossie the leggy blond is Jerry Hall. Married to Brian Ferry for a short time.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
June 4, 2022 11:55 pm

Hey, I’ve been getting into The Wall (the whole album) a bit lately. Predating Ronnie somewhat. And conceived at a more-personal level, schooling and touring notwithstanding.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
June 4, 2022 11:57 pm

My Coca-Cola yo-yo may still be in a box somewhere…

Crossie
Crossie
June 4, 2022 11:57 pm

Would that be the same Jerry Hall who then married Mick Jagger? And then Rupert Murdoch?

Timothy Neilson
Timothy Neilson
June 4, 2022 11:58 pm

This is what it seemed to be all about back then…

Nelson_Kidd-Players
June 4, 2022 11:59 pm

Time to close all these tabs before they turn back to mice…

Nelson_Kidd-Players
June 5, 2022 12:00 am

Sherbert definitely lost out to Skyhooks tonight.

Rabz
June 5, 2022 12:04 am

The Muppets – really?

I’ll not have this essaying of a profound musical genre treated with such brevity, I tells ya.

I feel like Marianne, walking away … “

Rabz
June 5, 2022 12:06 am

NKP – the ‘hooks were real, sherbert were just trying to tap into any nearby goils’ unmentionables …

MatrixTransform
June 5, 2022 12:08 am
Rabz
June 5, 2022 12:10 am
Rabz
June 5, 2022 12:13 am

What an anthem.

Sucked in Red, you pompous puffin.

Rabz
June 5, 2022 12:20 am

Stranded, on my own …

Nelson_Kidd-Players
June 5, 2022 12:22 am

sherbert were just trying to tap into any nearby goils’ unmentionables …

Which band does not fit that description?

Of course Skyhooks claimed it was not just the rockstar effect…

https://youtu.be/sfLNjDSfkcY

Nelson_Kidd-Players
June 5, 2022 12:26 am

This is it, folks. Over the top!

https://youtu.be/mkzNrIg7Vg0

Rabz
June 5, 2022 12:30 am

Nothing changes in the cottage, peoples.

The next Radio Show will be 7:00pm Saturday 2 July 2022.

We need a theme. Vote away.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
June 5, 2022 12:34 am

Before you ring that bell, these guys want to get an early start on eighties style….

https://youtu.be/RgOMxTxWPuQ

John Sheldrick
June 5, 2022 12:38 am

From 1969 and this is a Classic………………………………

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ohx9Ve7-GS0

Nelson_Kidd-Players
June 5, 2022 12:43 am
John Sheldrick
June 5, 2022 12:52 am

And just before they landed on the Moon (if you believe it), there was this gem…………………………..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYYRH4apXDo

Rabz
June 5, 2022 12:54 am
John Sheldrick
June 5, 2022 12:59 am

And from late 1969 in the Northern Hemisphere was this………………………………Happy Days indeed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PevFV3qAvQw

John Sheldrick
June 5, 2022 1:06 am

And for the Alphabet Soup People, this is real diversity and inclusion………………………….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAWn4FO1MOw

John Sheldrick
June 5, 2022 1:20 am

And these lads could belt out a few good ones…………………………………

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEv6jy_7PQQ

John Sheldrick
June 5, 2022 1:31 am

This one was when they exploded onto the music scene bigtime………………………

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0ffIJ7ZO4U

John Sheldrick
June 5, 2022 1:39 am

Smoke on the Water………………………

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu5lv2Umn3M

John Sheldrick
June 5, 2022 1:44 am

The World needs more Love right now……………………….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQmmM_qwG4k

John Sheldrick
June 5, 2022 1:56 am

Love is a drug alright……………………

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0n3OepDn5GU

John Sheldrick
June 5, 2022 2:10 am

So how do yer’ like yer’ whiskey?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WDSY8Kaf6o

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 5, 2022 4:31 pm

Bruce – I loved Aunty Jack. Could never be made today, certainly not by the ABC.

Bowie was magnificent in his own interesting way. I was checking out a track last night and found this:

Now We Are Six was produced by Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson, although he admitted that his part in the making of the album was minimal except for a little supervision and the invitation of David Bowie to play the saxophone.[2]

That’s an album by Steeleye Span from 1974, which fitted Rabz’ period. How about that: both Tull and Bowie contributed! Here’s a track from it:

Steeleye Span – Thomas The Rhymer (2016 live)

Steeleye Span also managed to get Peter Sellers to play the ukulele on one of their tracks:

The band continued the whimsical streak demonstrated on Now We Are Six by inviting comedian and actor Peter Sellers to play the ukulele on the closing track, ‘New York Girls’. The band decided that it wanted a ukulele on the song, but no one in the band knew anyone who played the instrument. Finally someone remarked that Sellers was known to play it competently, and they decided to approach him to appear on the song, even though none of them knew him at all. To their surprise, he agreed, and the song became one of only two recordings he made with a rock band.

Getting Bowie and Sellers to do music for you is something else. OTOH Maddie Pryor has one of the most electrifying voices in rock, so I can see why mere mortals like David and Peter might want to be associated with her. 😀

Rabz
June 5, 2022 5:30 pm

Bowie was magnificent in his own interesting way

Always. Probably my favourite Rock ‘n’ Roll legend.

Sound ‘n’ Vision.

The man could move effortlessly between guitar laden R ‘n’R, some of the most beautiful love songs ever and anything in between.

Rabz
June 5, 2022 5:36 pm

Missed it by that much …

The Belew – expounding. 🙂

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 5, 2022 6:13 pm

Know your product Rabz.

The Saints (1978)

(While here I’ll cheat and go to a 1991 track by Ed Kuepper which I like, which doesn’t seem to be on his singles discography wiki at all.)

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 5, 2022 6:32 pm

Ok, making up for not being around last evening I’ll add this one.

“The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” – Gordon Lightfoot (1976)

Ok not rock per se, but I’ve been reading the WW2 RAN official history, most recently including the sinking of an Italian cruiser by HMAS Sydney in the Battle of Cape Spada, in the Med, 19 July 1940. Hard on the Eyties, but an amazing and very equal sea fight.

Rabz
June 5, 2022 6:39 pm

BoN – an album track on one of my favourite Ozzie LPs, ever.

Honey Steels’ Gold. 1991.

The kranky ol’ kraut excelling himself, again.

The title track

Everything I’ve got belongs to you

The latter, for a siren long lost. 🙁

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 5, 2022 6:47 pm

The title track

Just been listening to it myself. Really good. I love the resonant backing track.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 5, 2022 7:13 pm

I’m now going alien and volcanic.

The War of the Worlds (1978)

Journey to The Centre of The Earth (1974)

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 5, 2022 7:22 pm

This is for all the 20c pieces I put into the machines in the UniSyd Union building in 1979.

Elton John – Pinball Wizard (1975)

I loved the cracking noise that the machine produced when you got a free game.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 5, 2022 7:40 pm

Outside the time range but mesmerising. Great camera work.

Give Blood (1985, drum cover 2022)

Bruce in WA
June 5, 2022 10:22 pm

Someone mentioned Steele Span upthread.

Listened to them many a night in Broome, radio glued to the ABC, atmospheric crackling and fading just adding to the overall effect, while I sat at the kitchen table marking, or writing up my programs or daily work pad.

One of my favourites.

Bruce in WA
June 5, 2022 10:23 pm

Steeleye … thanks spellchecker!

Bruce in WA
June 5, 2022 10:33 pm

And this was only to be listened to after a night on the turps and with the volume at eleventy.

Bruce in WA
June 5, 2022 10:36 pm

This was really very late 60s, but only became popular in the 70s. We used to have competitions to see who could keep their foot tapping in time with the drummer’s, just through the solo. No-one ever managed it. Try it.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 5, 2022 11:27 pm

Three Dog Night – “Jeremiah Was A Bullfrog.” They don’t write songs with lyrics like that any more.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 5, 2022 11:32 pm

This was really very late 60s, but only became popular in the 70s

Iron Butterfly. Wasn’t the guitarist 17, when he joined the group?

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
June 7, 2022 10:13 am

Would have posted earlier but,
I’ve been driving all night …

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